Orbital ATK Lands Cape Launch Work for Air Force SensorSat

Orbital ATKTYSONS CORNER, VA July 15, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will launch the ORS-5 SensorSat spacecraft aboard a Minotaur IV rocket in 2017 under a $23.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

Rich Straka, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s launch vehicles division, said the mission will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the first time.

“Launching from the Cape adds another capability to our program and brings us to four ranges from which Minotaur can launch, ” he said.

“This flexibility and multiple vehicle configurations enables Minotaur launch vehicles to be tailored to meet mission requirements.”

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